National Palace Museum Experience
Price: $ 79.95
National Palace Museum in Taipei is a world-famous treasure-house
of Chinese art and culture. Accumulated using all the
resourcesavailable to Chinese emperors over the centuries,
its collection enshrines the finest accomplishments of
imperial China's artists, craftsmen and scholars.
Now for the first time ever, this DVD-ROM guides you on
a Virtual Reality Tour through the Museum's many fascinating
galleries and offers you a free, relaxing environment
in which to luxuriate in the beauty of Chinese art.
treasures of the National Palace Museum are a precious heritage
of human civilization.
From rustically hewn stone carvings of high antiquity to exquisitely
carved fruit stones, from elegantly restrained Song porcelain
to colorful Qing decorated ware, whether lustrous jades, exotic
enamelware, fascinating curio cabinets, or Shang and Zhou
ritual bronzes, each has its own special place in China's
back and listen as six Theme Tours put Chinese art works and
antiquities into context within Chinese cultural traditions.
Examine selected objects in breathtaking detail, including
ultra-screen magnification, highlights of design features,
and three-dimensional structural sketches. Come closer to
masterworks of Chinese art than ever before.
Treat yourself to a personalized tour of priceless cultural
artifacts. Browse 1,200 treasures in 19 exhibition galleries,
presented in 143 virtual reality panoramas. Pan, zoom
and click to your heart's content! Don't worry about getting
lost -- an orientation guide will keep you company throughout
Relax to six DVD videos with easy-listening stereo narration
in English or Chinese. These weave art treasures together
to illustrate ancient China's dining and drinking culture,
explore mysterious animal designs on ritual vessels, display
popular styles of dress and adornment, celebrate the refined
amusements of the Chinese literary elite, and much more
Appreciate 249 selected art works and antiquities in breathtaking
detail through ultra-screen magnification, easy-listening
stereo narration, three-dimensional structural sketches,
and highlights of design details.
33 works of outstanding importance are also featured in
Scan Chinese history in the imperial era through nine
broad chronological phases.
See how representative artifacts illustrate cultural trends
of each period.